Appeal for abducted daughter

A mother has launched a worldwide appeal to help find her five-year-old daughter who was snatched by her father in Egypt. Naomi Button has not seen or heard from Elsa Salama since 2011.

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Elsa Salama's mother: 'I worry that she's crying for me'

Naomi Button has launched an international appeal to help find her five-year-old daughter, Elsa Salama, who was snatched by her father in Egypt.

Elsa's father, Egyptian-born Tamer Salama, 35, is currently in prison for refusing to comply with court orders to return her to her mother.

In an interview with Sky News, Ms Button said:

I worry that she's crying for me. I wonder that she thinks I just left her.

I don't know what she's been told. I don't know if she thinks I don't want her and I just left here in Egypt.

Please just let her come home to her mummy. She found it very difficult being away from me for any length of time.

I know that she wants to be back home with mummy and I hope that they do the right thing.

Mother appeals for return of missing daughter

A mother has launched a worldwide appeal to help find her five-year-old daughter who was snatched by her father in Egypt.

Elsa Salama, who will be six next month, has not been seen or heard from by her mother Naomi Button, 39, who lives in Leeds, since a family visit to Egypt in 2011.

Elsa Salama's mother last saw her daughter in 2011 Credit: Family Handout

Ms Button told Sky News: "The worst times are when I wake up in the middle of the night. I worry that she's crying for me.

Elsa pictured with her mother Naomi Button Credit: Family Handout

Last week, Elsa's father, Tamer Salama, had another year added to his jail sentence for his continuing failure to comply with court orders to return his daughter to her mother in the UK.

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